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  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
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    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
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Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
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  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

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Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

AD TV Series: The Bible Continues . . . in Prime Time by Rusty Wright

(Faith   April 4, 2015)
Hollywood's Bible Power Couple is back—with a flourish…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Christian Life Discipleship History


 1 record found

Faith Quakes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 17, 2010)
Surviving 7.0 doubt…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Nature Tragedy

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 23 records found

A Hymn for the American Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 28, 2018)
An ode to joy for less than joyful times…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith God Inspiration Prayer

What Next? by Stu Johnson

(Faith   January 17, 2018)
What happens when we die?…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Dying and Death Faith Future God Religion

Joseph, Did You Know? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Faith   December 24, 2017)
Posing questions to the earthly father of Jesus…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

Reformation Day or Restoration Day? by James N. Watkins

(Faith   October 29, 2017)
Finding common ground after 500 years…
Topics: Beliefs History Religion

A Solar Eclipse for the Ages by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 20, 2017)
Look up! Your redemption draweth nigh!…
Topics: Beliefs God Jesus Predictions & Forecasts Religion Science & Technology

There are 18 more items for this category and the Beliefs topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 27, 2017)
A tip of the hat to two fast-food giants…
Topics: Beliefs Business Character, Integrity Faith Values

A Prodigal Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 20, 2012)
Grieving for what once was but is no longer…
Topics: Beliefs Change Crisis

Government & Politics

 1 record found

A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2008)
Yet another governor raises eyebrows…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Politics


 1 record found

October 31, 1517 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 31, 2017)
The beginnings of today's diverse Christian church…
Topics: Beliefs History Religion


 5 records found

CHRISTmas by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 24, 2017)
Remembering the Person at the heart of the season…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

What Did We Declare?Exploring the meaning of our founding document by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 4, 2015)
Reading a novel inspires research about the document whose adoption we celebrate on July 4…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)

An Easter Bunny and an Easter Story Worth Remembering by Rusty Wright

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 5, 2015)
Have you ever seen the Easter bunny?…
Topics: Beliefs Easter Jesus

The Power of the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 4, 2010)
Poetic reflections on this Good Friday…
Topics: Beliefs Easter Faith Holidays

Baby Jesus by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 21, 2008)
The older we get, the more reason not to believe in the baby Jesus, right? Wrong…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

Life Events

 2 records found

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

(Faith   April 4, 2018)
How would you descrbe your life journey?…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Coping Faith Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 22, 2018)
Making life choices…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Christian Life God Hopes & Dreams Learning Planning

News & Current Events

 3 records found

Remembering Billy Graham by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 24, 2018)
A tribute to a remarkable man of God…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity History Inspiration Jesus Memories News Religion Tribute, Testimony

More Than the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2016)
What happens inside our houses is what matters most…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Family Government News Politics Values

On the Brink of a Holy War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2015)
Contemplating the cultural shift in our nation…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom Religion Social Issues Trends


 3 records found

Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson

(Connections   December 20, 2018)
Learning from each other and God's Word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Family Relationships Teaching

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships

A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson

(Connections   December 14, 2017)
Straight talk about sex and marriage…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Relationships Research Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


 1 record found

Predictions by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 8, 2013)
Predicting the future can be risky business…
Topics: Beliefs Predictions & Forecasts